RISE Week 7

Approved By Inclusion Director

The YMCA is proud to offer low-ratio day camps for children with special needs, providing a day camp experience in a safe, fun and nurturing environment.

All camp counselors for this program have additional experience working with special needs campers.


5 - 15


On or before 07/22/2019


After 07/22/2019




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RISE camp is a unique opportunity for children with developmental, physical and mental disabilities, as well as other health challenges, who find it difficult to be successful in a typical outdoor day camp setting. This camp is separate from our traditional inclusion program (which provides support aids for children participating in day camp at our Scripps home base location). RISE is limited to a maximum of six children per week, providing a 1:2 staff to camper ratio in order to provide extra support. Days will include swimming, art, science, fun specialty camp activities with other camps on-site, and of course plenty of de-escalation down time in the air conditioning. RISE is located at the Rancho Family YMCA (9410 Fairgrove Lane, San Diego 92129). Hours are from 9AM to 4PM daily with no extended care. In order to support your camper in being successful, we limit the day to eight hours to prevent over stimulation.

Campers must be toilet trained, able to eat, take medication and be mobile.

If you feel that this program would be a good fit for your child, please contact our Inclusion Coordinator Diane Wavrik at [email protected] to schedule an intake appointment. Cannot register for this program until intake appointment.

Learn more about Day Camp at the Rancho Family YMCA.